The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 480 420 448
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +28
Contract jobs citing SMTP 117 152 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 2.21% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 55
Average daily rate
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£345 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £294 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £22.69 £37.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.49% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-39.49% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8126 6870 8015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.24% 13.42% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4647 3771 3839
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 467 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 20 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -54 116 £350 -6.66% 47
South East 0 56 £315 -10.00% 13
Hampshire +21 42 £323 - 2
London -43 40 £381 -4.98% 18
City of London +5 11 £375 +3.44% 9
Yorkshire 0 9 £215 -14.00%
Berkshire -14 8 £238 -28.57% 6
West Yorkshire -4 7 £215 -14.00%
Surrey -9 7 £475 +35.71% 1
Camberley - 5 £475 -
Leeds -9 4 £215 -14.00%
North West -11 4 £190 -38.70% 2
Reading +5 3 £250 +61.29% 2
Slough -3 3 £238 - 1
South West -21 3 £375 - 8
Cheshire +5 2 £190 -47.22%
East of England -16 2 £278 - 3
West Midlands -26 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Sheffield - 2 £290 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £290 -
Scotland -8 1 £240 - 1
Birmingham -10 1 - -
Edinburgh -14 1 £240 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £285 - 1
Southampton - 1 £450 - 2
Luton - 1 £270 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £270 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £285 - 1
Croydon - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 107 (46.93%) Microsoft
2 99 (43.42%) DNS
3 92 (40.35%) Windows
4 76 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 70 (30.70%) Security Cleared
6 65 (28.51%) HTTP
7 60 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 60 (26.32%) VMware
8 57 (25.00%) UNIX
9 56 (24.56%) Perl
10 49 (21.49%) FTP
11 48 (21.05%) Linux
12 45 (19.74%) Firewall
13 44 (19.30%) Internet
14 43 (18.86%) TCP/IP
15 42 (18.42%) SC Cleared
15 42 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (16.23%) X.400
18 35 (15.35%) MS Excel
19 34 (14.91%) X.500
20 33 (14.47%) SQL
20 33 (14.47%) IIS
20 33 (14.47%) SSL
21 31 (13.60%) Cisco
21 31 (13.60%) ITIL
21 31 (13.60%) Migration
22 30 (13.16%) Oracle
23 29 (12.72%) LDAP
23 29 (12.72%) PowerShell

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 33 (14.47%) IIS
3 25 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
5 22 (9.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (9.21%) Apache
7 18 (7.89%) IBM Notes
8 15 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (5.70%) WebSphere
10 12 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (4.39%) Lotus Domino
11 10 (4.39%) Tomcat
12 8 (3.51%) WebLogic
13 7 (3.07%) CICS
13 7 (3.07%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (2.63%) Lync
14 6 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (2.63%) JBoss
15 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (15.35%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.46%) MS Office
3 5 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.51%) Office 365
2 2 (0.88%) GitHub
2 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.88%) PaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 99 (43.42%) DNS
2 65 (28.51%) HTTP
3 49 (21.49%) FTP
4 45 (19.74%) Firewall
5 44 (19.30%) Internet
6 43 (18.86%) TCP/IP
7 37 (16.23%) X.400
8 34 (14.91%) X.500
9 33 (14.47%) SSL
10 29 (12.72%) LDAP
11 28 (12.28%) LAN
12 26 (11.40%) WAN
12 26 (11.40%) SAN
13 24 (10.53%) VPN
13 24 (10.53%) IMAP
14 19 (8.33%) DHCP
15 15 (6.58%) SNMP
16 14 (6.14%) BIG-IP
17 13 (5.70%) SSH
18 12 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.14%) MySQL
3 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.07%) DB2
5 6 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) Crystal Enterprise
6 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.88%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.63%) MSI
2 5 (2.19%) Subversion
2 5 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.32%) Redmine
5 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.44%) Trac
General
1 28 (12.28%) Finance
2 16 (7.02%) Banking
3 15 (6.58%) Military
4 14 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.19%) Publishing
6 4 (1.75%) Back Office
6 4 (1.75%) Retail
7 3 (1.32%) Billing
7 3 (1.32%) Law
7 3 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.88%) Marketing
9 1 (0.44%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (16.67%) Administrator
2 31 (13.60%) Developer
3 26 (11.40%) Systems Administrator
4 25 (10.96%) Messaging Engineer
5 21 (9.21%) Analyst
6 11 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (4.82%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 11 (4.82%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (4.39%) Architect
7 10 (4.39%) Consultant
7 10 (4.39%) Messaging Analyst
8 9 (3.95%) Network Engineer
8 9 (3.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.07%) Python Developer
10 6 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (2.63%) Perl Developer
11 5 (2.19%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 5 (2.19%) Messaging Specialist
11 5 (2.19%) UNIX Administrator
11 5 (2.19%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.58%) HTML
2 13 (5.70%) CSS
3 12 (5.26%) jQuery
3 12 (5.26%) HTML5
3 12 (5.26%) CSS3
4 11 (4.82%) XML
5 10 (4.39%) .NET
6 9 (3.95%) OpenID
6 9 (3.95%) OAuth
7 7 (3.07%) Web Services
7 7 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (2.63%) SOAP
9 4 (1.75%) Middleware
9 4 (1.75%) CPAN
10 3 (1.32%) LAMP
10 3 (1.32%) Ajax
10 3 (1.32%) XSLT
10 3 (1.32%) ODBC
10 3 (1.32%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.14%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.14%) Clustering
3 13 (5.70%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.70%) Replication
3 13 (5.70%) Open Source
4 11 (4.82%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.51%) PKI
6 7 (3.07%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (3.07%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.63%) PDA
8 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.88%) Statistics
9 2 (0.88%) Life Science
9 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.44%) CMDB
10 1 (0.44%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 92 (40.35%) Windows
2 57 (25.00%) UNIX
3 48 (21.05%) Linux
4 42 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (6.14%) Solaris
7 12 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.51%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.63%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.75%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.75%) CentOS
12 2 (0.88%) Debian
12 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.88%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.44%) SUSE
13 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.44%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.60%) ITIL
1 31 (13.60%) Migration
2 14 (6.14%) Mentoring
3 13 (5.70%) Integration Testing
4 12 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (4.82%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (3.95%) CRM
6 9 (3.95%) Unit Testing
7 8 (3.51%) Validation
8 7 (3.07%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.07%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.07%) Email Migration
9 6 (2.63%) DevOps
9 6 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.19%) Workflow
10 5 (2.19%) Change Management
10 5 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.19%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (2.19%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.56%) Perl
2 33 (14.47%) SQL
3 29 (12.72%) PowerShell
4 24 (10.53%) Python
5 15 (6.58%) PHP
5 15 (6.58%) Bash Shell
6 14 (6.14%) Shell Script
7 13 (5.70%) C
8 12 (5.26%) VBScript
9 9 (3.95%) C++
9 9 (3.95%) Java
9 9 (3.95%) Tcl
10 7 (3.07%) REXX
10 7 (3.07%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.63%) C#
12 4 (1.75%) Ruby
13 2 (0.88%) XPath
13 2 (0.88%) Lua
13 2 (0.88%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.88%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 70 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 42 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.84%) DV Cleared
4 23 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (8.77%) MCSE
6 19 (8.33%) MCP
7 16 (7.02%) Degree
8 5 (2.19%) CCENT
8 5 (2.19%) LPIC
8 5 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.19%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.75%) CCNP
10 3 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.88%) MCTS
11 2 (0.88%) CEH
11 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.44%) CISM
12 1 (0.44%) GIAC
12 1 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.39%) SLA
2 6 (2.63%) QA
3 3 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 60 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 41 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.96%) Sendmail
4 17 (7.46%) Forefront TMG
5 14 (6.14%) Squid
6 12 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 12 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 10 (4.39%) vSphere
8 7 (3.07%) RACF
8 7 (3.07%) qmail
9 6 (2.63%) Terminal Services
9 6 (2.63%) NFS
10 4 (1.75%) Postfix
10 4 (1.75%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.32%) Xen
11 3 (1.32%) XenApp
11 3 (1.32%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.32%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (8.33%) ARCserve
2 11 (4.82%) HP SIM
3 10 (4.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (3.95%) OpenSSO
5 8 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (3.51%) Nagios
6 7 (3.07%) MIMEsweeper
6 7 (3.07%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (2.63%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (2.63%) Zenoss
8 4 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.75%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.32%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.88%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.88%) Cacti
10 2 (0.88%) SCOM
11 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.44%) YUM
Vendors
1 107 (46.93%) Microsoft
2 60 (26.32%) VMware
3 31 (13.60%) Cisco
4 30 (13.16%) Oracle
5 26 (11.40%) Citrix
6 22 (9.65%) Lotus
7 21 (9.21%) HP
8 20 (8.77%) CA
8 20 (8.77%) F5
9 19 (8.33%) Juniper
10 16 (7.02%) Red Hat
11 15 (6.58%) NetApp
11 15 (6.58%) Clearswift
12 11 (4.82%) Symantec
12 11 (4.82%) IBM
12 11 (4.82%) MobileIron
13 10 (4.39%) CheckPoint
14 9 (3.95%) Websense
14 9 (3.95%) Blue Coat
15 8 (3.51%) Brocade
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